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Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-19
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm HOYA circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/11/01 'So Soft' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-31 17:56
Viewed: 1330
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dale54 has posted a few shots recently that I quite enjoyed where the subject is in focus and the rest is slightly blurred.
I have tried the technique here but I may have overdone the Gaussian blur - anyway I quite like the effect.
It looks like it may fit into the Friday theme

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To RSK: Orton effectjackal 2 11-03 14:50
To swerM: focusjackal 1 11-03 14:22
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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-10-31 20:12]
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Hi Jack,I would say it fits the theme,but not sure if you got the same effect as Dale54,though its pretty close.I think that the Orton effect comes close to Dale54s effect.If you would care to try it out click om my gallery then on photos,choose North America>Canada>Western then click on page21,look for Mellow Yellow & I wrote some instructions for using the Orton Effect on an image,hope you give it a try.



salut jack,
belle maîtrise de effet
la photo est très belle aussi....
clarté maximal,les couleurs vivants

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-11-01 4:46]

I like your way of thinking and that you are taking in some of the styles seen here on TL.
I like the subject, although not too sure about the foreground inflatable being so close thus being out of focus.
It certainly want to be looked at and of a sunny place in need of a visit.


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  • swerM Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 32] (403)
  • [2013-11-01 5:53]
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Hi Jack
The image leaves me wanting to get those blurred portions within focus. I feel that blurring images will help with nature landscapes only. But you like the effect so, maybe I need to have a deeper insight of it.

Basto jonopod...sundor nodir par.Vinno dhoroner chinta vabna.Valo laglo chobita dekhe.TFS

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-11-01 12:27]

I think it is a very nice effect with a sharp centre and blurred edge portions, photo looks a little softly and romantically, bravo

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